Journal of
Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences

  • Abbreviation: J. Toxicol. Environ. Health Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9820
  • DOI: 10.5897/JTEHS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 206

Review

Indicators for assessing progress made towards improving environmental health

Rajan R. PATIL* and M. BAGAVANDAS
School of Public Health, SRM University, Potheri, Kattankulathur – 603203, Chennai, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 23 March 2012
  •  Published: 30 June 2012

Abstract

This paper presents some process indicators that would be indicative of noteworthy genuine efforts and progress made by third developing countries in improving their environmental health. There is a coordinated international effort to call upon governments, UN agencies and the private sector, to protect children from environmental threat. Indicators give countries a credible and useful way to assess the status of children’s environmental health and to monitor the success or failure of interventions to address the problems. The paper particularly presents the perspective of developing world that is necessary as state of affairs which are unique to third world countries for example, inadequacy of infrastructure, improper planning for development, weak regulatory mechanism; all have direct and indirect bearing on environmental health.

 

Key word: Environment, health, indicators.